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Casio's Exilim Keitai W63CA 8MP Cameraphone is Best One ... Ever...

Casio has just released a smartphone that further blurs the frontier between quality digital cameras and high-end cameraphones and shows this by adopting the popular Exilim name for it.

One thing that differentiates the Keitai W63CA from other 8MP cameras is the fact that it is a clamshell camera with a rotating Organic LED screen; a gorgeous piece of technology at 3.1-inch and capable of displaying 480x800 pixels - by comparison, the 3.5-inch screen of the iPhone 3G displays only 480x320 pixels, that's 60 percent less pixels. No comments as to whether it is a touchscreen though.

The camera - which is available in four different colours including pink and yellow - has nine AF points, face detection and automatic shooting plus it can record 30fps high resolution videos.

Other notable features include a 28mm-equivalent lens, Opera Mobile browser, flash and a six-axis anti-shake system which should easily make it the best camera phone available on the market.

The battery should provide enough juice for almost four hours of talk time according to some sources and at 124g it is lighter than the iPhone.

According to Akihabaranews (opens in new tab), Casio has not released this camera with phone features outside Japan for the time being.

Désiré Athow
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Désiré has been musing and writing about technology during a career spanning four decades. He dabbled in website building and web hosting when DHTML and frames were en vogue and started writing about the impact of technology on society just before the start of the Y2K hysteria at the turn of the last millennium. Following an eight-year stint at ITProPortal.com where he discovered the joys of global tech-fests, Désiré now heads up TechRadar Pro. Previously he was a freelance technology journalist at Incisive Media, Breakthrough Publishing and Vnunet, and Business Magazine. He also launched and hosted the first Tech Radio Show on Radio Plus.